Château Sainte MarieWebsite : www.chateau-sainte-marie.com
Sainte Marie owner Stéphane Dupuch’s determination and superb results stand out against the ocean of indifferent Entre-Deux-Mers whites and Bordeaux Supérieur reds that are produced in the region. Since the property has been in Stéphane’s hands, he and his wife have raised the standards enormously. In a region of varied soils, they are keen to plant vine varieties in the places that will bring out the best qualities in their fruit (this has not been done consistently in the area). For example, clay-chalk soil brings out vibrant fruit and zesty acidity in Sauvignon Blanc, and also favours Merlot.
Other wines by this producer
Aromas of passionfruit and grapefruit reproduced on the palate with a touch of banana.
Excellent concentration of blackcurrant and plum on the nose, with similar lovely fruit intensity on the palate. Tannin is very well-textured and the finish is long, clean, refreshing and with fruity complexity. What a find!